Environmental Impact Assessment



LAND RESOURI2FS LEGISLATION
WATER RESOURCES LEGISLATION
PLANTS ANIMALS LEGISLATION
MINERALS CHEMICALS AND POLLUTION LEGISLATION 
INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
OTHER ACTS
ANNEX I

List of Sectoral Legislation with Environmental and Natural Resources Provisions



1.  LAND RESOURI2FS LEGISLATION
  1. LAND ACT (CAP 57.01) - customary, public and private land, use of land, trespass and encroachment.
  2. REGISTERED LAND ACT (CAP 58.01) - registration of title, land and dwellings on registered land.
  3. CUSTOMARY LAND (DEVELOPMENT) ACT (CAP 59.01) - rights and interests in customary land including land allocation; aim to promote better land development
  4. LILONGWE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AREA BORDER customary land borders in Lilongwe.
  5. LOCAL LAND BOARDS ACT (CAP 59.02) - establishment and power of Local Land Boards - control of land transactions.
  6. LAND SURVEY ACT (CAP 59.03) - land surveys, licensing and control of land matters.
    1. LAND SURVEY REGISTRATION BOARD advise on Act 
    2. LAND SURVEY RULES - provisions on survey methods
  7. PLANNING SUB DIVISION CONTROL ACT (CAP 59.04) - subdivision of land outside town planning areas.
    1. Advised by CONTROL BOARD
    2. Supported by TOWN PLANNING COURT under Town and Country Planning Act
2. WATER RESOURCES LEGISLATION
  1. WATER RESOURCES ACT (CAP 72.03) - control and use of water resource: water rights, pollution of public water: can designate controlled areas to protect water supplies.
  2. WATER (WATER POLLUTION CONTROL) REGULATIONS control of water pollution discharge of effluent into public water: analysis of water and effluent 
  3. WATER WORKS ACT (CAP 72.01) - establishment of water boards and water areas; injury pollution of water and earth. 
  4. INLAND WATERS SHIPPING ACT (CAP 72.01) - survey, registration, licensing and safety of vessel agreements with other countries. 
  5. INLAND WATERS SHIPPING (HARBOUR ) REGULATIONS - Carriage of materials
  6. BLANTYRE WATER WORKS ACT (CAP 72.02) - administration of Blantyre water area and water board. 
  7. LILONGWE WATER BOARD ACT (CAP 72. 04) - administration of Lilongwe water area and water board.
3. PLANTS ANIMALS LEGISLATION
  1. FISHERIES ACT (CAP 66.05) - regulation and control of fishing, prohibits use of explosives and poison. 
  2. Supporting legislation on various aspects and fishing methods
  3. CROCODILES ACT (CAP 66.06 ) - control and protection of crocodiles.
  4. FOREST ACT (CAP 63.01) - control and regulation of forest products, declaration of forest reserves: protection, control and management of forest products tree planting and enterprises.
  5. FOREST RULES - regulations in forest areas reafforestation, felling, etc
  6. PLANT PROTECTION ACT (CAP 64.01) - eradication of pests and diseases, export and importation of plants.
  7. NOXIOUS WEEDS ACT (CAP 64.02) - eradication of noxious weeds
  8. SPECIAL CROPS ACT (CAP 65.01) - controls development and marketing of crops, flue cured tobacco, cashew nuts, cotton, groundnuts, tea.
  9. TOBACCO ACT (CAP 65.02) - production, manufacture and marketing of tobacco.
  10. COTTON ACT (CAP 65.04) - production, marketing and processing of cotton
  11. COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL HERBARIUM AND BOTANIC GARDENS OF MALAWI ACT (CAP 41.SC) - development and management of herbarium and botanical gardens.
  12. NATIONAL PARKS ACT (CAP 66.07) - establishment of national parks, preservation of animals vegetation and objects of special interest in parks.
  13. GAME ACT (CAP 66.03) - preservation and control of game in controlled areas arid game reserves.
  14. CONTROL AND DISEASES OF ANIMALS ACT (CAP 66.02) - control of animals/diseases.
4. MINERALS CHEMICALS AND POLLUTION LEGISLATION
  1. MINES AND MINERALS ACT (CAP 61.01) - regulates the search and ruining of minerals protection of the environment and natural resources
  2. PETROLEUM (APPLICATIONS ) REGULATIONS (CAP 61.02) - regulates the search and production of petroleum, provides for protection of the environment, exploration, licensing.
  3. EXPLOSIVES ACT (CAP 14.09) - regulation control etc.
  4. FERTILIZERS, FARM FEEDS AND REMEDIES ACT (CAP 67.04) - registration of fertilizers farm seeds, etc.
5. INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
  1. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT (CAP 51.01) - controls the orderly development and promotion of industry.
  2. FACTORIES ACT (CAP 55.07) - regulation of employment conditions, health, welfare and safety in the work place.
  3. ELECTRICITY ACT (CAP 73. 01.) -establishment of Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM) - gives power with respect to generation, supply and use of electricity relevant for clearing of land and transmission lines.
6. OTHER ACTS
  1. TREATIES AND CONVENTION PUBLICATIONS ACT (CAP 16.02) provision for international treaties.
  2. MONUMENTS ACT (CAP 29.01) - protection of places of distinctive natural beauty and of sites, buildings etc.
  3. PUBLIC ROADS ACT (CAP 69.02)- provides for matters relating to public roads, construction and maintenance including compensation for land taken under roads construction .
  4. ROAD TRAFFIC ACT (CAP 69.01) - road traffic and vehicles
  5. LOCAL GOVERNMENT (URBAN AREAS) ACT (CAP 22.01) - powers to acquire land and by laws on agriculture, forestry health, sanitation and water supplies in urban areas.
  6. BLANTYRE SANITATION AND EFFLUENT BY - LAWS - disposal of domestic wastes
  7. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT (CAP 23.01 ) - town and country planning; development control, acquisition of land compensation and development  land by.
  8. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT (CAP 34.01) - preservation of public health: prevention of infectious diseases, sanitation and housing, sewerage and drainage.
  9. MALAWI HOUSING CORPORATIONACT (CAP 32.02) - establishes the Malawi Housing Corporation.
  10. RAILWAYS ACT (CAP 69.03) - regulates the construction, control, management and operation of railways.
Note:
Currently there is a law and legislation reform process which will result in some acts being replaced or amended. 
 

Foreword | Preface | Contents | Acknowlegdements  | Acronyms | Glossary
Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | References
Appendices | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | HAnnex I